Rahul Gandhi tells Narendra Modi to stop thumping his chest, seeks explanation over Chinese expansion in Doka La

By PTI

New Delhi:  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday and asked him to explain reports of road construction activity by China in Doka la if he was done "thumping" his chest.

Gandhi's comment comes a day after sources said China maintained a sizeable presence of troops near the site of the Dokalam standoff with India and had started widening a road, around 12 kilometres from the area of conflict.

"Modiji, once you're done thumping your chest, could you please explain this?" Gandhi tweeted, tagging a news report headlined, "With 500 Soldiers On Guard, China Expands Road In Doklam".

Modiji, once you're done thumping your chest, could you please explain this?https://t.co/oSuC7bZ82x

— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 6, 2017

Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day standoff in Dokalam that began from 16 June over road construction activity at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction.

The tension eased after talks between top officials of both the countries